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TPO Roofing: A Thermoplastic Membrane

Thermoplastic (TPO) roofing is reliable, cost-effective, easy to maintain, environmentally friendly, and easily conforms to numerous roofing situations. TPO Roofing is comprised of three layers – a TPO polymer base, a strong, polyester-reinforced fabric center, and a durable thermoplastic polyolefin compounded top ply. Our Milwaukee-based roofing company has worked on single-ply TPO systems throughout Wisconsin and across the nation.

They replaced my flat roof quickly, 20 yr warranty, with great communication, great insulation, very timely, and very competitive pricing. I do highly recommend them.

-Bradford Nelson

Thermoplastic Commercial Roofing

TPO roofing systems are more resistant to tears, impacts, and punctures than other single-ply membranes. An economical roofing system for commercial, industrial, and residential applications, TPO roofing is common in both low slope and flat roof systems and is also available in several colors.

TPO Roofing Benefits:

  • Cost-efficient & Reliable
  • Easy to Maintain
  • Permanently Welded Seams
  • Lightweight & Flexible
  • Class A, UL Approval Fire Rating
  • Energy Efficient - ENERGY STAR® Rated
  • 100% Recyclable
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TPO Technicians

Roofed Right America’s professional flat roof technicians are experienced in installing the most reliable waterproofing for commercial businesses. Our TPO flat roof services are extremely cost-effective and efficient. Harsh weather-resistant TPO materials can easily be installed over existing metal or flat roofs.

TPO Installation

TPO is made from sturdy polypropylene and ethylene polymers, extending the longevity of your roof by being naturally resistant to UV-ray damage. TPO material is 100% recyclable, making these roofing systems eligible for state tax credits depending on your local laws.

TPO roofing systems reflect UV rays during summer, thereby reducing electric bills and the workload of rooftop HVAC equipment. When looking for an energy-efficient commercial roofing system, TPO roofing is an excellent option.

Waterproof TPO Roofing Systems

We install quality TPO roofs to prevent water penetration and potential damage to your building. Our experienced crews are able to install detailed taper systems to reduce or eliminate ponding water.

Roofed Right Installs New TPO Roof for Nonprofit organization in Chicago. 

The Chicago Lighthouse serves blind, disabled and veteran communities in the Chicago area. The existing roof was constructed of concrete and metal decking with an EPDM membrane. A lack of maintenance had caused leaks to form and allow water to penetrate between the decking and the membrane. The wet and damaged insulation was replaced with a layer of ISO and topped with a TPO membrane. Modern roofing materials such as TPO provide greater weather resistance than concrete or metal roofing. Even with minimal care, the TPO roofing will last several decades.  

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Benefits of TPO Roofing

TPO (Thermoplastic polyolefin) roofing is a popular choice for commercial and industrial buildings for the following reasons:

  • Energy efficiency: TPO roofing reflects sunlight, which helps reduce energy costs.
  • Durability: TPO roofs are known for their resistance to punctures, tears and impacts. They also have a high level of flexibility, which helps them to withstand winds, heavy rain and other harsh weather conditions.
  • Easy to install: TPO roofs are lightweight and flexible, making them easy to install. This can reduce the time and cost of installation, as well as minimize disruption to the building's operations.
  • Environmentally friendly: TPO roofs are made from a single layer of material, which reduces waste and makes them easier to recycle. TPO is free of chlorine and plasticizers, which makes them a more environmentally friendly choice.
  • Low maintenance: TPO roofs are easy to maintain and are resistant to algae and fungal growth, which can reduce the need for frequent cleaning.
  • Cost-effective: TPO roofing can be less expensive than some other roofing materials, especially over the long term due to its low maintenance requirements.
  • Seamless and Watertight: TPO roofs are made from a single sheet of material, which eliminates seams and helps to ensure a watertight seal. This can help to prevent leaks and minimize damage to the building.
  • UV Resistant: TPO roofs are highly resistant to UV radiation, which can help to prevent fading and cracking over time. This can extend the life of the roof and maintain its appearance.
  • Weldable: TPO roofs can be easily welded on-site, which can simplify installation and minimize the risk of leaks. This also makes it easier to repair any damage that may occur.
  • Versatile: TPO roofs are available in a range of colors, which can help to enhance the appearance of the building and complement the surrounding environment. They can also be used on a variety of roofing types and slopes, making them a versatile choice for many different building styles.


How to Maintain TPO Roofing

To ensure its longevity and performance, you should have your TPO roof inspected 1-2 times per year. Regular maintenance can help identify small problems before they develop into more costly ones. Here are some tips for TPO roof maintenance:

  • Inspect the roof regularly: Regular roof inspections can help identify any issues early on and prevent them from becoming more serious problems. Inspect the roof at least twice a year and after severe weather events such as storms or high winds.
  • Clean the roof: Dirt and debris can accumulate on a TPO roof and cause damage to the surface. Regular cleaning can help prevent this. You can use a soft-bristled broom or a roof cleaning solution specifically designed for TPO roofs.
  • Repair punctures and tears: Small punctures and tears can be repaired using a TPO repair kit, which includes a patch and adhesive. Larger damage may require professional repair.
  • Check and repair seams: The seams of a TPO roof can be a weak point and it's important to check them regularly for any signs of splitting or separation. If you find any issues, they should be repaired immediately.



What is TPO roofing?

TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin) roofing is a type of flat roofing system made of a single-ply membrane material. It is known for its durability, energy efficiency and resistance to UV radiation and ozone.

How long will a TPO roof last?

The lifespan of a TPO roof can vary depending on factors such as installation quality, maintenance and environmental conditions. On average, a properly installed TPO roof can last 15-20 years.

What is better, EPDM or TPO roofing?

While it’s slightly more expensive, TPO roofing offers better rain protection and a longer lifespan than EPDM.

What are the benefits of TPO roofing?

Some of the benefits of TPO roofing include its durability, energy efficiency, resistance to UV radiation and ozone and ease of installation. TPO roofs are also known for their heat-welded seams, which provide a strong, watertight bond and minimize the risk of leaks.

How much does it cost to install a TPO roof?

The cost of installing a TPO roof can vary depending on the size of the roof, the complexity of the installation and the location. On average, a TPO roof can cost anywhere from $5 to $12 per square foot, including materials and labor.
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